Reconstructing Conflict (Critical Geopolitics)

Reconstructing Conflict (Critical Geopolitics)

Colin Flint, Scott Kirsch


Reconstruction - the rebuilding of nation, financial system, tradition and society within the wake of warfare - is a strong notion, and a profoundly transformative one. From the refashioning of recent landscapes in bombed-out towns and cities to the reframing of nationwide identities to deal with replaced historic narratives, the time period has turn into synonymous with notions of 'post-conflict' society; it attracts a lot of its rhetorical strength from the neat demarcation, either spatially and temporally, among conflict and peace.

The truth is way extra advanced. right here, reconstruction is pointed out as a means of clash and of militarized strength, now not whatever that sincerely demarcates a post-war interval of peace. Kirsch and Flint collect an across the world diversified variety of stories by way of top students to ascertain how classes of conflict and different kinds of political violence were justified as strategies of beneficial and legitimate reconstruction in addition to the position of struggle in catalyzing the development of recent political associations and destroying outdated regimes.

Challenging the fake dichotomy among struggle and peace, this publication explores in its place the ways in which battle and peace are jointly constituted within the construction of traditionally particular geographies and geographical knowledges.

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